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Trakas is under investigation for sexual harassment; he says allegations are ‘retaliatory’

Pictured above: Councilman Ernie Trakas questions attorney Andrew Scavotto at an Ethics Committee hearing in 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County is conducting an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas. In a statement read to a reporter, Trakas said

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Hearings set on diesel facility, cemetery; cell tower withdrawn

Web exclusive update: After The Call went to press, the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday accepted the county Planning Commission’s recommendation of “withdrawal without prejudice” for the Eco-Site cell tower proposed for Tesshire Drive, which means the developers could come back for the project at a later date.  The St. Louis County Planning Commission

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Fellow former county executive asks for leniency for Stenger; South County objects

Pictured above: Steve Stenger, right, and his lawyer Scott Rosenblum leave the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in downtown St. Louis following Stenger’s sentencing Friday, Aug. 9. Stenger was sentenced to 46 months in prison and will report Sept. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  One of Steve Stenger’s fellow former county

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Stenger sentenced to four years in prison for pay-to-play scheme

Pictured above: Steve Stenger, right, and his lawyer Scott Rosenblum leave the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in downtown St. Louis following Stenger’s sentencing Friday, Aug. 9. Stenger was sentenced to 46 months in prison and will report Sept. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com This is a developing story. Check back

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In letter to judge, Stenger says he has ‘deep and constant feeling of remorse’ for pay-to-play

Pictured above: After winning the Democratic primary, then-County Executive Steve Stenger celebrated with his wife, Allison, at his victory party at LiUNA Event Center in Sunset Hills. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Writing to the judge who will sentence him Friday, former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said

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Stenger coveted ‘metro mayor’ position

Pictured above: St. Louis city Mayor Lyda Krewson, left, listens to former County Executive Steve Stenger say he supports “transformative” change for the region at the Better Together rollout. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In a prison-time recommendation ahead of sentencing this week for former County Executive Steve Stenger on corruption

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Clancy, Page hold 5th District town hall

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and Councilwoman Lisa Clancy will host a town hall and open forum for 5th District constituents from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights. The public is invited to join in discussions regarding new technology for St. Louis County, a reflection

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